Letter From the President: Join Us at the Table

Anniversaries are special milestones, marking not just years passed, but goals accomplished and lives changed. The Catholic Community Foundation (CCF) is embarking on our 25th anniversary year – a quarter of a century of giving. CCF began with a simple idea to serve as a steward of the charitable financial resources of Catholic individuals, families, parishes, and organizations. This faithful Minnesota community responded with…

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Bishop Caggiano Calls Upon Laity to Reinvigorate the Church

Bishop Caggiano Calls Upon Laity to Reinvigorate the Church

Growing up in a first-generation Italian-American family, the Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano said that the soul of the house was the kitchen table. As a seminarian, he’d pull up a chair with his mother every night at 9 p.m. to talk about the day over a hot cup of coffee. Now, as the leader of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Bishop Caggiano is urging Catholics to “rediscover the power of the table” to heal divisions through…

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Catholic Spirit: Panel discusses helping mothers, children break the cycle of poverty

Catholic Spirit: Panel discusses helping mothers, children break the cycle of poverty

A single parent, Maria Sinchi, 26, didn’t know how much support the Church offers single mothers and children through various nonprofits. “It’s really nice and empowering and just encouraging to us to know that these resources are available,” said Sinchi, a parishioner of St. Stephen in Minneapolis. “It’s really cool what these women are doing.” Sinchi and more than 90 other people heard from five female panelists March 12 about…

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Welcome Brenda Murphy to the Catholic Community Foundation Staff

We are pleased to announce that Brenda Murphy joined the Catholic Community Foundation (CCF) this past December. As Database and Prospect Research Analyst, Brenda provides invaluable support for all aspects of development and donor relations. She is responsible for the database management, providing…

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Catholic Spirit: Foundation’s new impact investments yield financial, social returns

Catholic Spirit: Foundation’s new impact investments yield financial, social returns

As the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota enters the new field of impact investing this year, its leaders expect not only a financial return on two new investments, but also measurable evidence of these investments’ impact on people and the environment. The St. Paul-based foundation has long screened investments by their alignment with Catholic values…With $3.5 million in impact investments — another form of socially responsible investing — CCF believes it can do even more to further…

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Catholic Spirit: Financial adviser manages wealth for greater good

Two years ago, Mike Ricci, 54, began noticing a change in himself. It started when the then-partner and principal of the half-billion-dollar Minneapolis firm Vector Wealth Management watched his mother suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Then, a client instructed him to do something he hadn’t done before…

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Catholic Spirit: Invitation, Community, Purpose Can Connect Millennials to Church

Catholic Spirit: Invitation, Community, Purpose Can Connect Millennials to Church

Passing on the faith to the next generation doesn’t happen automatically. Father Spencer Howe, the pastor of Holy Cross in Minneapolis, articulated that fact in leading a panel discussion on millennials for a crowd of more than 50 people Jan. 25 at St. Therese in Deephaven. He referred to Pope St. John Paul II’s words of each new generation being a “whole new continent that has never experienced Christ.”

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CCF Embarks on New Initiative: Impact Investing

CCF Embarks on New Initiative: Impact Investing

If you’re unfamiliar with the term “Impact Investing,” you’re not alone. As an approach to investments, it’s relatively new, but for the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF), it’s an idea whose time has come.

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